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Special Session
Special Session on
Active Robot Vision
 - WARV 2014

7 January, 2014 - Lisbon, Portugal

Within the 9th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - VISIGRAPP 2014


Domenico Bloisi
Sapienza University of Rome

Brief Bio
Domenico Bloisi is a Ph.D. student at Sapienza University of Rome. His research areas are Image Segmentation, Video Surveillance and Stereo Vision.
Federico Tombari
Google, TUM



Visual perception is a fundamental step for robotic systems. Vision algorithms are used by robotic platforms to accomplish tasks such as navigating the environment and grabbing and manipulating specific objects. However, visual detection and recognition is often affected by limitations like occlusions and viewpoint changes.
"Active vision" refers to the possibility of improving visual sensing by collecting information from sensors that can be conveniently moved in space, so as to acquire 3D data, to better deal with occlusions, and to establish relationships between the elements present in the environment.
The experience of recent Robocup competitions demonstrates that robots operating in real world settings will be able to accomplish complex tasks only if their ability to carry out semantic perception and mapping is improved.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers in the field of computer vision and robotics for discussing vision-based applications aimed at
- object manipulation;
- moving objects in order to remove occlusions;
- recognizing objects and semantically relevant elements (semantic labeling, object recognition);
- detecting people by means of mobile robots or mixed (robot/fixed sensors) networks to cope with occlusions;
- exploiting context for object and scene understanding.


Paper Submission: November 6, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 28, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 8, 2013 (expired)
Special Session Invited Speaker
Pedro U. Lima, Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Manuela M. Veloso, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Special Session Program Committee
Aitor Aldoma, Vienna University of Technology
Dirk Holz, University of Bonn
Alexandru Ichim, EPFL
Luca Iocchi, Sapienza University of Rome
Hamid Krim, North Carolina State University
Daniel Lee, University of Pennsylvania
Matteo Leonetti, University of Texas Austin
Zoltan-Csaba Marton, DLR
Daniele Nardi, Sapienza University of Rome
Paolo Remagnino, Kingston University
Samuele Salti, University of Bologna
Dorothy Monekosso, The university of the West of England, UK


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris


All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library

Selected papers addressing large scale visual computing problems will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a Special Issue of the Frontiers in Robotics and AI journal.


VISIGRAPP Special Sessions - WARV 2014
e-mail: visigrapp.secretariat@insticc.org